ERIC Number: ED217995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Appropriate Planning of a Preprimary Curriculum for Four Year Olds.
Petersen, Evelyn Ann
Incorporating elements of humanist, Piagetian, psychodynamic, and behaviorist perspectives of child development, this guide for preschool teachers explores several topics related to curriculum planning for 4-year-old children. Chapter 1 points out the significance of the curriculum study, defines terms, and identifies assumptions and limitations of the study. Chapter 2 summarizes different perspectives of human development, adopts an eclectic approach to curriculum planning, and discusses ideas about child development related to curriculum planning for 4-year-olds. Components of the curriculum are discussed which promote physical, socioemotional, and cognitive growth and development; suggested orientations for planning in each area of development are described. Chapter 3 emphasizes the importance of planning classroom observation and evaluation activities. In chapter 4 parent involvement in the preschool program is briefly discussed. A summary, as well as conclusions and recommendations, is provided in the fifth and final chapter. Related materials are appended, including samples of a plan for a year-long program for 4- to 5-year-old children, observation forms and checklists, and a developmental profile. (RH)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Child Development, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Emotional Development, Formative Evaluation, Guidelines, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Physical Development, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Profiles, School Schedules
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Requirement for Master of Arts degree, Central Michigan University.